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Published 06/01/16

The new LUMIX DMC-TZ80 - A new perspective for travel photography

Panasonic has today unveiled a new addition to its travel zoom range, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80.

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The cameras small and sturdy build means it fits easily into a pocket, and at less than 300g it wont weigh you down on your next adventure.

The new TZ model manages to pack outstanding performance and a host of practical features into its lightweight chassis. The 18M sensor is ideal for taking high quality photos in all conditions, and its 4K capability means that your favourite travel memories can be recorded in stunning detail. Whats more, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80 also features a 30x Zoom LEICA lens, so youll never be out of range for that perfect holiday shot.

Colour, clarity and powerful zoom

The camera incorporates an 18M high sensitivity MOS sensor, allowing you to capture even the finest details of your travels. Whether taking pictures on a sunny beach or during a candlelit dinner for two, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80s exceptional low light performance ensures crisp, clear and natural results with minimal noise. The sensor complements a powerful Venus engine to reproduce breathtaking colour that remains accurate to the composition you saw through the lens.

The LUMIX DMC-TZ80s outstanding optical capability is underpinned by a high-end LEICA lens with 30x Zoom 24-720mm, for performance that far outweighs its compact body. The camera allows you to get closer to the action, without disturbing the subject - perfect for pictures and videos of wildlife, or more natural shots of friends and family.

Capture those perfect moments in stunning 4K

The LUMIX DMC-TZ80s 4K video capability enables you to record and relive all those special moments in the very highest quality. With four times the resolution of Full HD, videos reproduce the breathtaking colour and detail of every scene, an experience second only to being there in person.

The camera offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840x2160 at 25 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920x1,080 50p videos in AVCHD.

Panasonic has also utilised 4K to help take photo accuracy to a new level. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonics 4K Photo function allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video 30fps with amazing precision. The feature provides the perfect solution for capturing those fleeting moments, whether its timing the kids jumping into a pool or a dolphin breaching the waves.

Another new addition to the LUMIX TZ range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to select the focal point of your picture, even after its taken. The LUMIX DMC-TZ80s outstanding autofocus capability calculates the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing the optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, you simply select the precise area you want to focus on - for example your family in the foreground, or the stunning scenery behind them. Whats more, with the option to export multiple photos from a single shot, youll never have to choose between the two.

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Hone your camera skills

If youre looking to develop your photographic skills, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80 provides extensive and easy-to-use manual settings. A dedicated Control Ring gives smooth control of settings such as zoom, aperture and shutter speed, allowing you to concentrate on lining up the prefect shot. Similarly, a 3.0-inch 1040k-dot touch screen makes navigating menus and selecting your preferred setting incredibly quick and easy, even in bright sunlight.

Share your memories

Once youve selected your favourite holiday snaps on the LUMIX DMC-TZ80, you can share them with friends and family with the press of a button. Simply connect to a smartphone or tablet to share your pictures on social media, attach them to an email or view remotely on a bigger screen.

Additional features

  • 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot Electronic View Finder
  • 1/2.3 High Sensitivity MOS
  • 5 AXIS HYBRID Optical Image Stabilisation
  • Contrast Auto Focus with DFD Technology
  • 10fps Bust Shoot mode full resolution - 5fps with AF
  • Face / eye tracking AF
  • Full wireless control and shooting via the Panasonic Image App


    1st Published 6 January 2016 16:41 Posted by Ben Jones
    last update 11/10/2018 11:21:04



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